Who We Are
Back in 1989, the Government took 25 organisations and turned
them into the Bay of Plenty Regional Council. As caretakers of our
land, air and water, Bay of Plenty Regional Council monitors the
effects of human activities on our environment. We also promote the
sustainable management of our natural and physical resources for
present and future generations.
What We Do
Bay of Plenty Regional Council's work guides and supports
the sustainable development of the Bay of Plenty. We want to make
sure our region grows and develops in a way that keeps its values
safe for future generations.
A major focus of our work involves looking after the
environment. We manage the effects of people's use of freshwater,
land, air and coastal water. However, we also have a broader
responsibility with others for the economic, social and cultural
well-being of the regional community.
Our other work includes:
- Managing the risks posed by our major rivers including the
region's major flood control schemes.
- Planning and prioritising the region's land transport needs,
including major roading improvements.
- Organising passenger transport services, including Tauranga's
Bay Hopper and Rotorua's Cityride.
- Navigation and safety on our harbours and lakes.
- Supporting sustainable economic development.
- Strategic thinking for our region's future.
A guide to our regional council is produced every three
years following the local government election. This is also known
as our local governance statement.
of Plenty Regional Council Guide 2011 (pdf, 1565